This course will provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment. Such roles include healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, planning and assessment roles as well as roles in public health and health promotion.
You will gain an insight into the diversity of roles within the healthcare sector and the importance of collaboration and communicate at all levels.
The course is also a good opportunity to develop transferable skills including effective team working, independent initiatives, be adaptable and flexible and develop sound problem-solving skills.
At the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts, values and principles of healthcare practice, and the skills to perform effectively as a support worker in a number of different settings in the healthcare sector.
You will study:
- Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health & Social Care
- Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
- Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
- Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice
- Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services
- Health Education in Action
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Ill-Health
As part of the course you must complete 225 hours of workplace placement or experience in a health and/or social care setting. You can undertake the work placement in more than one setting.
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664 Nuthall Road
Start: 30th September 2019
Fees / reductions:
Tuition fee: £8,250
The tuition fee is per year.
Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.
Course code: C021816 / Q021817
HNC in Healthcare Practice
You will need at least one of the following:
Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.
We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.
Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.
Each unit is assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including reports, presentations, portfolios using a range of research, investigation, problem solving, and portfolio based methods. Units are graded pass, merit or distinction.
One unit on the HNC is assessed through a Pearson-set assignment which is internally assessed.
You can progress onto the HND in Healthcare Practice, enter into employment or onto a Higher Apprenticeship as a Healthcare Assistant Practitioner.
Should you decide to progress onto the HND in Healthcare Practice you can then progress onto a range of relevant health and social-care related university courses, for example:
Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands- 2018/19 National Student Survey
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